Articles tagged China

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There is no such thing as too Instagrammable, says Frame Awards jury Joe Cheng

Hong Kong – In this interview, Frame Awards 2020 jury member Joe Cheng sheds some light on the breakneck evolution of the Chinese hospitality market.

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Built without walls, a hotpot restaurant becomes one with Chengdu’s green lung

Chengdu – Taking advantage of a picturesque location, Muda-Architects built Garden Hotpot Restaurant, a hospitality experience to rule them all.

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Three generations in a single house? That’s nothing: How about three families?

Shanghai – AZL Architects designed a cross-generational house in the rural outskirts of Shanghai, allowing several family members to care for their ailing parents.

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A concept store made to showcase Buddhist shrines? It does exist in Shanghai

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects created Anzhi, a Shanghainese retail space full of acrylic concentric circles that reflect a Buddhist shrine back to its visitors.

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A textile retailer in China recreates a maker’s studio, front yard and all, for its mall store

Hangzhou – Shanghai-based studio Greyoffice created a grocery store-cum-maker’s studio for JNBYHOME, a home goods retailer in Hangzhou. 

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How to create less constricting cafés? Design them like they're open markets

Changzhou, China – Dongqi Architects modelled the layout of Changzhou’s C.F. Café after an open market, to achieve a more dynamic visitor experience.

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A blue box might be a cure for the increasing loneliness in large Chinese cities

Chengdu – The first in a series of Youkong Living Room projects, Wutopia Lab’s Blue Heart in Chengdu is ‘a buffer between home and the public world.’

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In Southern China, this work site was built to safeguard and revitalise an ancient craft

Jingdezhen, China – Jingdezhen’s BingDing Wood Kiln by AZL Architects is a contemporary workspace centred on the traditional wood kiln of porcelain craftsmen.

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A sports equipment store inspired by Jeff Koons does some heavy lifting

Hangzhou – In Hangzhou, Sò Studio designed one of the most sensually alluring retail stores we’ve seen in a while. The client? Peu à Peu, a sports equipment brand. What?

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Cat cafés aren’t just about Insta-likes: they’re designed to provide health benefits, too

Guangzhou – Meow Restaurant, a new cat café in Guangzhou, was designed by E Studio with attention to human and feline welfare.

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This Chinese suburban house does justice to the natural environment around it

Tangshan, China – Designed by Archstudio, this suburban house in Tangshan uses brick and wood to live up to the natural beauty of the orchards and bodies of water around it.

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As Chinese bookstores go gargantuan, this one provides private reading nooks

Harbin, China – Created by HMA Architects & Designers, the new (and immense) M.I. Bookstore in Harbin provides private biophilic nooks for its bibliophilic visitors.